2017 College and Campus Central 

Events, tours and presentations by UA experts during Homecoming week.


Monday, Oct. 23-Saturday, Oct. 28:

Office of Admissions

Alumni Campus Tour 
Old Main, lower level
Tours will be offered at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Monday-Friday, and at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Take a tour of the University of Arizona campus led by current students and fall in love with the University of Arizona all over again! Our Arizona Ambassadors will show off our beautiful campus, share stories of their time here as students, and get you excited to Bear Down!

The tour is a 90-minute walking tour through the heart of campus, starting and ending at historic Old Main.

To RSVP online, click here, send an email to visitua@emailarizona.edu or call 520-621-3641. For questions, contact Dan Kellish, coordinator of Information and Visitor Services, at 520-621-2272. 

Gifts can be made to the Office of Admissions here.  


Friday, Oct. 27:

Eller College of Management

Breakfast with the Dean: All-Class Reunion 
McClelland Hall Atrium, 1130 E. Helen St.
Oct. 27, 8:30 a.m.

Join Dean Paulo Goes for an informational and celebratory breakfast honoring the Class of 1967 and alumni award honorees. All BPA and Eller alumni classes are invited. Limited space. RSVP required. 

Please RSVP by Oct. 22, 2017 to alumni@eller.arizona.edu or 520-621-2900. For questions, contact Heather Strasser, director of alumni relations, hstrasser@email.arizona.edu or 520-621-2900. 

Gifts can be made to the Eller College here.


UA College of Science/Steward Observatory

Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab Tour
527 National Championship Drive
East side of the Football Stadium
Oct. 27, 10-11 a.m., 1-2 p.m.

This tour provides a unique opportunity to learn how innovative engineering and optical technology melds with manufacturing techniques to produce the largest and most advanced giant telescope mirrors in the world on the University of Arizona campus. Visitors will see the unparralleled technology and revolutionary processes involved in making the next generation of telescopes that will explore deep into outer space and produce cutting-edge scientific research.    

*Tours are 60 minutes in length and include ascending and decending stairs.  

RSVP by Oct. 25, 2017 to cduncan@as.arizona.edu or 520-626-8792. For questions, contact Cathi Duncan, community relations, via email at cduncanf@email.arizona.edu.

Make a gift to the Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab here.


College of Humanities

Lecture: "The Values of a Humanities Education in a Science Career"
Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium, 1601 E. University Blvd. 
Oct. 27, 10 a.m.

In this lecture, Dante Lauretta will discuss his education as an undergraduate at the University of Arizona studying theoretical math, physics and Japanese. This uncommon educational trio has served him well as he pursued a career in planetary exploration, ultimately leading a NASA mission to return a sample from a near-Earth asteroid. 

For questions, contact Jenna Finfrock, alumni and donor relations: jfinfrock@email.arizona.edu or 520-621-0210. 

Make a gift to the College of Humanities here.


Norton School

Family and Consumer Sciences Council of Alumni and Friends Homecoming Luncheon and Awards Ceremony
McClelland Park — Myrland Lobby, 650 N. Park Ave. 
Oct. 27, 11:15 a.m.

The luncheon is a great way to reconnect with fellow alumni and Norton School faculty, past and present. You'll have the opportunity to meet the FCS Council, alumni, faculty, award winners and scholarship recipients. Council scholarships are made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends.

Please RSVP by Oct. 6, 2017 to Gina McCann at gmccann@email.arizona.edu or 520-621-7147. For questions, contact Polly Elson, FCS council member, at speretired@gmail.com or 520-507-0501.  

Make a gift to Family and Consumer Sciences Council of Alumni and Friends here.  


Arizona State Museum

Docent-led Exhibit Experiences
Arizona State Museum, 1013 E. University Blvd.
Oct. 27, drop in any time between 1-3 p.m.

Enjoy free admission to Arizona State Museum!

Docents will be on hand to share information and insights with you as you enjoy these exhibits:


  • Picture This: Basketry in Native American Life
    • ​A selection of 11 paintings highlighting the role of basketry in Native American daily and ceremonial life.
  • Woven through Time: American Treasures of Native Basketry and Fiber Art
    • This new permanent exhibit celebrates the region's ancient and abiding fiber-weaving traditions by featuring millennia-old objects to modern-day masterpieces. Contemporary Native voices enrich discussions of materials and technologies and bring to life the many functions basketry has served and continues to serve.
  • The Pottery Project
    • Approximately 500 examples illustrate 2,000 years of pottery-making traditions in the U.S. Southwest and northern Mexico.
  • Paths of Life: American Indians of the Southwest
    • Explore the origins, histories and contemporary lifeways of 10 Native American culture groups from northern Mexico to northern Arizona.

For questions contact Darlene Lizarraga, director of marketing, at dfl@email.arizona.edu or 520-626-8381.

Make a gift to the AZ State Museum here. 


UA Museum of Art

Public Art Tour 
UA Museum of Art, Building 2 lobby, 1031 N. Olive Road
Oct. 27, 2 p.m.

Our campus public art collection includes over 40 outdoor public sculptures, innovative public spaces and integrated artworks.The diverse collection spans decades of art and history; each piece enlivens the campus design, engages students and faculty, inspires the broader campus community, and enhances the vitality of Tucson and the aesthetic experiences of its citizens. 

Join museum docents for a walking tour of the public art collection on campus.

Please RSVP  to artmuseum@email.arizona.edu by Oct. 22, 2017. For questions contact Angela Telesco, head of operations, at arepp@email.arizona.edu or 520-626-7187.

Make a gift to the UA Museum of Art here


Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management/Academic Initiatives & Student Success

Greek Alumni Meet-up at the Park 
Geraldo Rivera Greek Heritage Park, 1512 E. First St. 
Oct. 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Join your fellow UA Greek alumni for a mix and mingle in the newly dedicated Geraldo Rivera Greek Heritage Park. It’s the place to be to catch up with your brothers, sisters and friends from other chapters before the bonfire. Event tickets are $20 per person and include light appetizers and two drink tickets for beer, wine, or soda.  

RSVP online here by Oct. 23, 2017. For questions contact Trace Camacho, assistant dean of students and director of fraternity and sorority programs, at tracecamacho@email.arizona.edu or 520-621-0559.  

Make a gift here. 


Arizona Athletics

A-Club Bear Down Block Party 
Outdoor event on the west portion of Enke Drive, south of Cherry Garage 
Oct. 27, 6 p.m.

All former student-athletes and staff at Arizona Athletics are invited to share in the Wildcat spirit with food and drinks before they attend subsequent Homecoming activities. The Bear Down Block Party will be the primary location to pick up all A-Club Homecoming packets that include game tickets, tailgate passes, weekend itineraries, etc.

RSVP by Oct. 20, 2017 to naharris@arizona.edu or 520-621-2331. For questions, contact Shaquillah Torres, coordinator of the A-Club and annual giving at Arizona Athletics, at shaquillahtorres@email.arizona.edu or 520-621-9272.  

Make a gift here.


College of Education

Wine Harvest Homecoming Reception 
College of Education west patio 
Oct. 27, 5:30- 7:30 p.m.

Join the College of Education for its annual Wine Harvest Homecoming Reception honoring our Alumnus of the Year, Richard Carranza '91. Join fellow alumni for a special evening of selected wine and hors d'oeuvres in honor of Richard. Our event will end just in time for the bonfire!

Ticket price: $20 per person ($10 qualifies as a tax deductible donation). All Class of 1967 alumni are invited to attend at no cost.  

RSVP online, click here by Oct. 20, 2017. For questions, contact Victoria Klocko, program coordinator, at klocko@email.arizona.edu or 520-621-2972. 

Make a gift here


Saturday, Oct. 28:

University Libraries

Library Cats Tech Breakfast 
Science-Engineering Library, 744 N. Highland Ave.
Oct. 28, 9 a.m.

Join us for a morning with technology and treats. Experience our newest technology and learn how our space is evolving.  

Please RSVP by Oct. 25, 2017. For questions and to RSVP, contact Margaret Verebelyi, administrative associate, at verebelyim@email.arizona.edu or 520-621-5079.  

Make a gift here


Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium

"Astro 101: Yesterday and Today" Lecture 
Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium, 1601 E. University Blvd.
Oct. 28, 11 a.m.

Do you have fond memories of the astronomy course you took in college? Experience first-hand how we teach introductory astronomy to today’s students using cutting-edge FullDome digital technology.

Tom Fleming, astronomer and senior lecturer, will discuss "Space is Wildcat Country." He will illustrate the science behind University of Arizona projects, including OSIRIS-REx, the NIRCam of James Webb Space Telescope and the Giant Magellan Telescope. We will also discuss the nature of black holes and how to find so-called "extrasolar" planets.  

Cost: $3 per ticket. Click Here to purchase advance tickets online.  Tickets will also be available for purchase day of at Flandrau’s ticket desk. For questions, contact Rosie Mankel-Stofelano, program coordinator, at rmankel@email.arizona.edu or 520-621-4516. 

Make a gift here.